Review: Flowering Cherry, Finborough

Published in What's on Stage on November 20, 2015

The Finborough Theatre’s latest rediscovery is this early play by Robert Bolt – author of A Man for all Seasons, as well as screenplays for sprawling epics such as Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia. Written in 1957, Flowering Cherry is painted on a rather smaller canvas: the action all takes place in the kitchen of a modest suburban house, at the fag-end of the Fifties. Jim Cherry (Liam McKenna) is in insurance – but he dreams of relocating to Somerset to grow apples, harking back nostalgically to the sunny, blossom-dappled days of his youth. Continue reading “Review: Flowering Cherry, Finborough”